The Suffolk ram is the leading commercial domestic terminal sire in the UK and Ireland. Suffolks produce an excellent early lamb with great muscling and marbling to deliver the taste, flavour and texture demanded by today’s consumer.
Because the Suffolk can deliver in a variety of environments and isn’t adversely affected by hot summers and associated respiratory problems found in some breeds, commercial farmers are becoming more reliant on the Suffolk ram as many other breeds struggle to perform in the hot conditions. Traditionally a terminal sire, more and more farmers are also using Suffolks for their maternal qualities.
Introducing Suffolk genetics into a commercial flock can only benefit financially, a faster finished lamb, with excellent muscling and marbling makes perfect financial sense. So whether your business is prime, store or breeding lambs, Suffolks continue to deliver for the producer, the processor and the consumer.
Highlighted Commercial Testimonials
Suffolk genetics are fundamental to the success of a large commercial sheep enterprise at Godolphin Newmarket. The Flock was introduced to Godolphin by Stud Director, Liam O’Rourke in 2005 to improve the sward quality across the Stud land. Flock Manager Dan Phipps...
Third generation farmer William Halford, in partnership with his mother Andrea and wife Rebecca manage The Halford Partnership farm at Common Farm Kempsey Worcester and have established themselves as Suffolk x mule breeding champions over the years. Winning champion...
Auctioneer and farmstock sales manager Ted Ogden has been selling sheep at CCM Skipton Auction Mart on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales for the last 14 years. Skipton is ideally situated to serve butchers and farm shops in the market towns of Yorkshire and the...
D Howard’s Hare Farm is a working sheep farm and beautiful wildlife haven where both thrive together, boasting uninterrupted views of the Brede Valley near Rye in Kent. Dating back to medieval times, Hare farm sensitively celebrates England’s rural past. The 500-acre...
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the UK's largest and longest established independent veterinary school and has been named as the top veterinary school in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Based on the RVC’s Hawkshead Estate in Hertfordshire, Boltons Park...
Netherhall Farm is located 4 miles North West of Dumfries where Lewis Harkness works on the 520-acre family farm with another 150 acres of grassland also rented. Lewis is best described as an enthusiastic young shepherd who recognises the importance of the Suffolk...
Signet Recording Scheme
A recent independent Descriptive Sensory Test carried out by Ulster University has thrown up some great results for the Suffolk Breed. Read more to see why Suffolk sired lamb is #1 for taste
Suffolk Sheep Society Ltd